Nufarm Teams up with John Deere Financial

Kelly Marshall

Nufarm and John Deere Financial are working together to provide customers with the best possible service. A new financing program, running from December 1, 2016- July 31, 2017, makes the purchase of Nufarm products easier and more affordable than ever. Purchases come with a 120 day No Payment/No-Interest program on a low minimum requirement of $3,000. Payments are due in …

Valent Expands Grower Programs for 2017

Kelly Marshall

Valent U.S.A. is expanding its grower incentive and financing programs for 2017. Growers are now able to purchase 2017 crop solutions using the Multi-Use Account from John Deere Financial with no payments and no interest through March 31, 2017. The expansion adds seven products to the program, including Valent’s portfolio of preemergence and postemergence herbicides. At the National Association of …

Rabo AgriFinance Wants to Partner with Growers at FPS

Kelly Marshall

Rabo AgriFinance made an appearance at the recent Farm Progress Show and I had the opportunity to speak with Chris Olsen, a regional vice president for the company. Olsen took the time to tell me about the company’s goal of being a financial partner with growers. Commodity prices being what they are, Rabo AgriFiance recognizes the tough times farmers are …

Study Finds China Dominates Global Production Market

Lizzy Schultz

Research firm MarketLine has found that the global agricultural products market reached a value of just over $2.2 trillion in 2015, and the Asia-Pacific revision accounted for well over half of the world’s agricultural production. MarketLine found that, despite a decrease in overall value terms last year, China continues to be the dominant country in the agricultural products market, with …

USDA Analyzes Crop Insurance Demand

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a report completed by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) on the effectiveness of crop insurance. The report, titled How Do Time and Money Affect Agricultural Insurance Uptake? A New Approach to Farm Risk Management Analysis, analyzes the relationship between wealth, savings, and insurance over time to identify alternative approaches to managing …

AgTech Leaders Found Radicle Accelerator

Lizzy Schultz

AgTech venture capital firm Finistere Ventures, Cloud Break Advisors and an alliance of top Ag industry leaders have officially launched Radicle, an accelerator fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural technology startups into proven industry leaders, and aims to reduce the time to develop, market and commercialize new Ag technologies. Radicle’s founding members include Bayer, DuPont and OurCrowd, a leading …

Farm Lending Study Shows Importance of Planning

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF has released the results of a 2015 study that examined the role and influence agricultural uncertainties, such as volatile markets, weather, and disease, have on the current agricultural-lending landscape, and how growers can plan to place themselves in the best position to receive a loan. BASF surveyed agricultural lenders, asking them about their outlook for next year, and how …

Granular Raises $18.7 Mil in Latest Round of Financing

John Davis

Farm management software and analytics tools developer Granular has raised $18.7 million in the latest round of financing for the company. The California-based company says this will help them in their latest drive to expand. “We are excited to work with this top group of new and returning investors to become the leading provider of software and analytics to the …

FMC Offers Financing Through John Deere

John Davis

Postemergent herbicides and insecticides can be a very expensive proposition for producers that do pay off in the long run. To help growers pay for that initial investment that pays big dividends, FMC is offering no-payment, no-interest financing through John Deere Financial on select crop protection products for corn, soybean and other labeled crops. “Being in the business for more …

Farm Incomes Continue Slide in Midwest, Midsouth

John Davis

Farm incomes continue their declines in the Midwest and Midsouth. A new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says that agricultural bankers in the regions reported farm incomes dropped during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the previous year. At the same time, the lenders reported a slight increase in quality farmland and a modest decline …